Vashishtha Narayan Singh: a legendary mathematician

Vashishtha Narayan SinghBihar is known all over India for its immense knowledge in mathematics. Aryabhatta, who invented zero and also gave many theorems of mathematics was the first legend of mathematics from here and now Vashishtha Narayana Singh is also in the list but he has not been recognised very much.

Vashishtha Narayan Singh is an Indian legendary mathematician from Basantpur, a village of Bhojpur district, Bihar who received his PhD in reproducing Kernels & Operators with a Cyclic Vector. He was born on 2nd April 1942 in Basantpur, Bihar.

He received his primary and secondary education from Netrahat Residential School and college education from Patna Science College. He was the first student who was allowed by Patna University to appear in the two years B.Sc (Hons.) in Mathematics that too in its first year.

He became the pride of Bihar with to his achievements and is proudly being mentioned by Netrahat Vidyalaya. He received his PhD degree from the University of California and his doctoral advisor was John L. Kelley.

After receiving PhD, he worked at NASA and then returmed to India in 1971, where he was appointed as a teacher of IIT Kanpur and then after 8 months, he joined TIFR(Tata Institute of Fundamental Research) Bombay. In 1973, he was designated as the permanent faculty of I. S. I, Kolkata. In 2014, he was appointed as guest faculty in Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University of Madhepura.

He married in the year 1974. His wife got seperated from his due to his illness as he suffered from schizophernia( a mental disorder by which the behaviour, speech and ability to understand the reality is affected). He does not get any attention from the government and is currently residing in his village. The government should recognise his work and honour him as well help him to cure his illness.

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